The Duke and the Duchess visited the Redwoods Treewalk in Rotorua this afternoon walking the 700 m long bridges suspended over the 117-year-old forest.
The royal couple learned about the history of the forest while walking along the path and met with local representatives of cyclists to talk about the facilities.
After the tree walk, Harry and Meghan held hands as they walked through the redwood forest at ground level, stopping to admire a spectacularly clear blue pool surrounded by ferns.
Soon after, a group of mountain bikers of all ages pass by a waiting drinking table, where they meet royalty, Meghan greets the cyclists with a "kia ora". They gave him a stuffed tuatara, which he squeezed, and commented: "Oh, it makes a noise".
Meghan asked, "Do you usually have snacks waiting at the end of the trip?" Motorcyclists laughed and admitted that it was only on this trip that they had experienced the benefit.
Harry asked the riders: "Do you know how lucky you are to have a place like this?" Meghan added: "This place is your backyard, it's great, it's really special, beautiful."
Harry also joked with 17-year-old cyclist Tuhoto-Ariki Pene, our national relegation champion, about the black leather shoes he was wearing with his riding gear, joking: "Did someone say it was smart casual?"
The Maketu biker said later: "He said:" You look like a professional! "I said:" You took me out this time. "I ran over the weekend, so My team was not clean. "
Members of the royal family expressed their regret at not having had the opportunity to ride, but hoped to return.
When they left, Harry said: "Goodbye, boys, enjoy this heaven." They walked away holding hands through the redwoods.
Early in the afternoon, Meghan gave a special hug to a young royal fan who allowed him through the barricade, while Prince Harry caressed a lucky puppy who had gathered to join the royal couple.
Prince Harry also caressed a lucky puppy in Rotorua this afternoon.
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